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  Meet Ieva Bolsteins, M.Ed, MC

Ieva Bolsteins

Ieva graduated from Carroll College with a degree in Sociology and Social Work.  She went on to Hood College to receive her Masters in Education and then to McDaniel College for her Masters in Counseling.

Ieva worked at a live-in clinic for emotionally disturbed children while living in Milwaukee.  After moving to Maryland, she has worked in the Frederick County Public School system for close to thirty years and then moved into the private school setting working at the Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City.  She has directed an ethnic heritage camp in Three Rivers, Michigan for children and young adults of Latvian heritage for five years.  She is the director of the Counselors in Training program at Glenelg Country School’s summer program.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the moment we become silent about things that matter” – Ieva guides her students, clients, parents to advocate for themselves to become the best they can be by discussing all things that matter, and to live their lives using the tools gained while involved in programs here at Thrive!